i love these days where art, appreciation, and family all intersect. toward the end of the hike, i asked jo who made the world, which prompted a prayer after our short discussion:
dear god, thank you for this day. thank you for the world. thank you for the trees and plants, thank you for the orange lizards, thank you for my friend t, thank you for my mommy and daddy, thank you for this world. amen.
and there were a few lines that have slipped from memory. yesterday's hikes, the constructed walk in the city and the hike on the AT were each important to us. we love our time as a family and our time as a family outdoors works its spiritual impact on each of us. thank you god, for this day. thank you for the world. thank you for the trees and plants. thank you for the orange lizards, the moss, and the ferns. thank you for our family. thank you god, for this day. amen.